The sudden death of Southern leader John Garang has brought riots
and new fears for the future
The death of the man who led Southern Sudan in its war with the Khartoum government for 22 years has stunned the country. Three weeks previously as part of January's peace accord, John Garang
de Mabior had been sworn in as Sudan's first Southern, non-Muslim First Vice-President amid jubilation from Southerners and many Northerners (AC Vol 46 No 15). On the news of his death in a helicopter crash on 30 July, many people were convinced that the Islamist regime had assassinated the leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army.
A little girl runs along a path, pulling a monkey on a length of twine, a gift from one of her uncles. The girl is Atong, aged eight, youngest of the six children of John Garang de...
Promises of reform mix uneasily with baton charges on opposition
'I am certain of my choice,' President Hosni Mubarak told the audience in his old school on 27 July, announcing his candidacy for a fifth term. 'I choose a strong, a democratic, Eg...